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Monday, 4 July 2011

Energy-saving targets met

CNC report from Beijing
Added On June 12, 2011


World Environment Day
Environment protection and improvement
Chinese town going green

The Chinese government announced on Friday that all provincial-level governments across the country have accomplished their energy-saving targets in the past five years.

According to a government statement, China's energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) had dropped by 19.1 percent during the period between 2006 and 2010.

While its economy grew at a staggering 11.2 percent on average, the country's energy consumption rose just 6.6 percent annually over the past five years,

Among all the provincial-level regions, the national capital of Beijing took the lead in the energy saving.

The city had to consume 58,200 metric tons of coal equivalent for an output of each 1 billion yuan (154 million U.S. dollars) in 2010, compared with 79,200 metric tons at the end of 2005.

China has vowed to make its economy greener and reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 16 percent and lower carbon dioxide emission per unit of GDP by 17 percent during the period between 2011 and 2015. The pledge is parts of the country's efforts to combat climate change.

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